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Belle & Sebastian release The Third Eye Centre - a collection of B-sides, rarities, and non-LP tracks from the last decade. The album is on CD, download, and on vinyl as a gatefold double LP.

The 19 tracks are taken from the Glaswegian band’s last 3 albums – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), The Life Pursuit (2006) and Write About Love (2010). The album can be seen as ... Read more in Amazon's Belle & Sebastian Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B000007WJ5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,189 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Impish 1996 album from the Scottish popsters! Includes "The Stars Of Track & Field" and "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying".

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John Tree on 4 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This was the first Belle & Sebastian album I bought, and to me, it is very special ... none of the others seem somehow as complete. I believe this is the second offering from the Scottish recluses, and here is a rich collection of beautifully crafted retro-sounding songs, reminiscent of early to mid seventies Al Stewart.

Deceptively simple, and as easy to settle into as an old pair of slippers, the gently confessional tunes are real growers, and they stay with you long after the CD has gone back in the case. Piano, or guitar based, they are deeply personal, with well observed lyrics sensitively delivered, covering tales of youth and rights of passage and intimate relationships. The romantic bookish imagery creates a yearning whimsy in the listener, and paints a real picture as only songs taken from painful truths can...and just like an old friend, they reward each time you come back to them with fresh insights. Heartwarming
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marc Kuzak on 3 May 2006
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This is, in my opinion, the best Belle and Sebastian album by far. It is more sure of itself than B&Ss first effort - Tigermilk, but at the same time not as engineered as subsequent albums. The songs are all beautifully crafted from start to finish. For my money the B&S albums all seemed to be a little more special before they were really famous and if you want to get to the core of what makes people fall in love with Belle and Sebastian then this is the album for you. (I also highly reccommend some of the earlier EP's such as Dog on Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane and 3,6,9 Seconds of Light)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Cormack on 23 Oct. 2007
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Pop music isn't really a literary medium - only Morrissey at the moment really compares as a lyricist - but straight from their first album, the word-of-mouth success "Tigermilk", Belle and Sebastian's songs were more poetic vignettes than the your run of the mill pop that clogs up the charts and radio like so much musical cholesterol.

In Belle and Sebastian's second album, things are more refined - the musical pallete is more sparse, with none of the electronics that appeared on "Tigermilk" or the subsequent EPs. It's straightforward guitars (accoustic, of course, but also a smattering of jangling electric guitar, as in "Stars of Track and Field"), piano, and some understated orchestration (none of the rich arrangements that would colour their third album, "The Boy With The Arab Strap").

Consequently the voice and lyrics are more to the fore. The atmosphere is of repressed emotion, of provincial shyness, subtle tints of colour and emotion. It's a delicate, touching, setting for lyrics which are suitably bookish and introverted, but often with a stinging ironic twist. The opener, "Stars of Track and Field" sets the tone, an ironic ode to the athletes in school, opening so delicately ad ending on a rousing finale. Meanwhile "Seeing Other People", apparently about a gay relationship of sorts, has a lovely piano opening and an excellent chorus with a double-tracked vocal which just soars. "Fox In The Snow" is a sound-painting, and highly effective at that, whilst "Mayfly" is musically joyous even while the lyrics tell a different story.

However songs in the middle section, like "Get Me Away I'm Dying" and even "If You're Feeling Sinister" just aren't that memorable musically.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Mar. 2000
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Every now and then, an album appears that, from start to finish, has you utterly transfixed. This is one of them. Possibly the best of the three and certainly the record to buy if you're new to B+S. Lyrically, it's stunning. Musically, it stays just the right side of twee to be beautiful. The best songs? Fox in the snow and If You're Feeling Sinister, with all the others coming only just second. Definitely one for Sundays and rainy days. Think wistful, think Le Petit Prince and Madeline... a record to drink tea by.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJ on 16 July 2009
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This is one of those albums that makes you feel less lonely. It's gorgeous, definitely give it a try! Belle and Sebastian are lo-fi but well worth a bit of adapting to, because they write lyrics like few others... I've heard them described as 'music for people with diaries.' That about sums it up!
My only qualm is that I like some of the tracks far more than others, which can get a bit annoying when you've just heard your dream song and want nothing but more of the same! I especially couldn't be without 'Get me away from here I'm dying', a song for anyone who is desperate for a change and a chance (but is still a bit sad as the end approaches :S ) and 'If you're feeling sinister', which is just beautiful.
So...definitely could be an album for you! Belle and Sebastian never sound produced or artificial, and they are a wonderful escape. Hope my blithering review is helpful!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "sir_jimi" on 28 Aug. 2004
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I have been a listener of a few scottish bands over the years.I would be in the fanclub of bands such as Teenage Fanclub,BMX Bandits,cosmic rough riders also belle & sebastian.I am a huge teenage fanclub fan and bmx bandits fan and although many of my friends listened to belle & sebastian i never really gave them much of a look.I call those the dark days.This album is just the bees knees and I can't stress that enough to you the buying public.I am now a big b&s fan and if you enjoy melodic genius then this is your ticket.I believe they are the modern day poets that we are lacking in these days.As they put it themselves "nobody writes them like they used to so it might aswell be me" and they are right.To me the music is beautiful and inventive with brilliantly genius lyrics.I say buy it listen and listen because its definetly a grower.I think most belle & sebastian music grows on you until one day you realise just how good it really is.Top marks and I recommend it to you and your goldfish.
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